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PROF 170/171 (P/J): Increase your Expertise in Resource Selection

The Library component for Prof 171 focuses on the strategic selection of classroom resources to ensure student engagement and motivated learning.

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BOOKMARK the Education Guide.

The Education Guide will lead you to the resources and services we provide for your teaching and learning during your program and beyond.  

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Library cards and loan periods

Extended loans (100 item max) are available beginning on the Monday before each teaching round (next one begins September 23, 2019).  After graduation teacher cards are offered to local teachers free of charge.  Once you have your Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) card, you are also eligible to use the print and online  Ontario College of Teachers  Margaret Wilson Library.

Course Reserve [print & e]

Use Ares, the Course Readings list in OnQ, or QCAT [the Library Catalogue] to find the call number for a print item you need.  Search by course. Links to online readings are provided in OnQ and Ares.

Print, Scan, Copy

printq logoAdd Tri-Colour Cash to your student card.  You can use credit or debit.  If you have an old Queen's U Library copy card, just stop by the Service Desk to have the value transferred to your student card.  Scanning to a data key is FREE at our copier and does not require a card of any kind.  No data key with you?  Borrow ours at our Service Desk to scan, and then use a computer (ours or yours) to email the file to yourself.

To print from your own device, install the PrintQ plugin, or print from any Queen's Library computer.

For more details, please consult the following pages:

  Scanning  copying button

SMART Boards

Use our SMART Boards to practice your skills and to create technology-enhanced lesson activities.  Book time in the diary at our Service Desk.  SMART Board pens and instructions are on Reserve and the SMART Notebook software is available on our instructor workstations.  You are welcome to use the instructor stations -- no password required.  Let us know -- are SMART Boards still used in the classrooms you are in?

The Core Document for PROF 171

Component 4, Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning, of the School Effectiveness Framework (2013) provides details about the depth of attention effective teachers pay to the selection of resources to support student learning in their classrooms.  The goal is always to reach every student.

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from page 2, School Effectiveness Framework (2013)

Indicator 4.6 from the sef

from page 31, School Effectiveness Framework (2013).

from page 32, School Effectiveness Framework (2013).

Find Books & More

‚ÄčQCAT, Queen's Library Catalogue


Search here when you know the title or want something in the Education Library.  Best bet for speediest results.

Ellison Die Cutter

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The Education Library offers over 200 Ellison Company die shapes and 4 die cutting machines that anyone, including the public, is welcome to use.  Just bring your own cardstock or bristol board, or any material that scissors will cut and get creative!

See the Ellison Lesson Plan ideas for connections to the curriculum.

Copyright Information for Teachers

copyright mattersCopyright Matters (4th ed., 2016) answers questions Canadian teachers may have about copyright and classrooms.  The Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) provides Canadian teachers with this helpful resource.

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